Gameday Coverage: Penn State vs. Rutgers

It’s time for one last ride this season at Beaver Stadium, folks.

Penn State football (6-4, 3-4 Big Ten) is closing out its home schedule with a Senior Day matchup against Rutgers (5-5, 2-5 Big Ten). The Nittany Lions have lost three of its previous four games and are trying to end the season on a high note.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Penn State’s final home game of the season.


The game is set to kick off at noon and will be broadcast on the Big Ten Network. Cory Provus and Penn State letterman Matt Millen will be on the call, with Elise Menaker providing updates on the sideline.


Penn State Sports Network — Steve Jones, Jack Ham, and Brian Tripp
Local: 99.5 & 103.7 FM/1450 AM, Sirius/XM/Internet: 106/175/969


It will be another cold one in Happy Valley. According to Accuweather, the temperature will stay in the mid-40s and get up to 45 degrees during the game with a 0% chance of precipitation. Expect wind gusts of up to 15 MPH at kickoff and up to 20 MPH by the end of the game.

Last Meeting

The two teams last met in Piscataway when the Nittany Lions earned its second win of the 2020 season, defeating the Scarlet Knights 23-7. Keyvone Lee led the charge for Penn State’s offense, as he ran for 95 yards on 17 carries.

The Nittany Lions own a 29-2 all-time record against Rutgers, winning its last 14 games against the Scarlet Knights going back to 1989.


Since Penn State typically only reports season-ending injuries, we only know that defensive linemen Adisa Isaac, Hakeem Beamon, and PJ Mustipher will miss Saturday’s matchup. James Franklin announced during the bye week the injury Mustipher sustained against Iowa is season-ending.

Betting Lines

Penn State is a 18-point favorite against Rutgers, according to Oddsshark. The Nittany Lions are 6-4 against the spread this year. The over/under is set at 46.5.

Media Coverage

Onward State will have you covered throughout today’s game. You can find big plays, photos, analysis, and more on our main @OnwardState Twitter account and Facebook page, and we’ll also provide play-by-play commentary from @OnwardStSports.

Football writers Gabe Angieri (@gabeangieri), Frankie Marzano (@frankiemarzano), and Connor Krause (@ckrause_31) will have you covered from inside of Beaver Stadium

Photographers Erin Sullivan (@cvspharmacy444) and Michael Tauriello (@mtauriello_) will provide visual updates from the field as well.

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About the Author

Frankie Marzano

Frankie is a senior accounting and economics major from Long Island, NY. You can probably recognize him as the typical Italian-American with slicked back black hair. He is an avid fan of the New York Rangers and Mets, along with every Penn State Athletics team. Follow him on Twitter @frankiemarzano for obnoxious amounts of Rangers and Penn State content or email him at [email protected].

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